Men’s basketball returned home to campus from New York City yesterday afternoon.

Students and media showed up outside Allen Arena to welcome the team home. One main question people have now that the Bisons’ season is over is if Coach Casey Alexander will stay at Lipscomb to coach or move across the Boulevard to coach at Belmont.

“Obviously there’s a lot of people talking about that,” he said at Lipscomb’s welcome home ceremony Friday afternoon. “I’m glad I’m the Lipscomb coach. We’ll deal with that when it happens, if it happens.”

Alexander’s mentor and longtime Belmont head coach Rick Byrd announced his retirement Monday morning after 33 years on the Bruin sidelines. Alexander has routinely credited Byrd for impacting his life both on and off the court.

“Belmont is important to me,” Alexander told 104.5 The Zone’s 3HL show Wednesday. “I spent 20 years there, I graduated from there, my wife graduated from there. I’ve got a history of 20 teams of players that were important to me. Hardly anybody’s more important to me than Coach Byrd is.”

Full story by Russell Vannozzi here.

Photos by Mckenzi Harris

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